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Consumer Law Intensive

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Consumer Law Intensive

Date & TimeTBC
Format Conference
Price

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$153.00

Non-Member

$204.00

CPD Units 3
  • Substantive Law
Venue LIV Conference Room, Level 13, 140 William Street, Melbourne View Map

Are you prepared for consumer law practice in 2018?
 
This informative half day conference will present the issues you need to be aware of, allowing you to start the new year with a toolkit of information and practical strategies that will benefit your practice while earning your CPD units.
 
Further details below.

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Program Overview

  • Consumer Law Intensive - Friday 23 Mar
    • 12:30 PM Registration Begins
    • 12:55 PM Opening and Welcome
    • 1:00 PM Interacting with the ACCC-Enforcement

      Practitioners working in consumer law matters will often interact with the ACCC. Gain expert insights on the interaction between practitioners and the regulator when dealing with enforcement matters, the life cycle of an investigation and how you can get the best outcome for your clients.
      Topics to be covered include:

      • Receiving contact from the ACCC – what are the first steps?
      • Responding to compulsory information / document requests (e.g. extensions, negotiating variations to s 155s)
      • Negotiating s 87B undertakings (admissions and remedies)

      Speakers: James Somerville, Principal Lawyer, Legal & Economic Division Competition & Consumer Law Unit, Mergers & Authorisation Law Unit, Australian Competition & Consumer Commission AND Robert Walker, Partner, Allens

    • 2:00 PM Morning Tea
    • 2:15 PM Avoiding Unfair Contract Terms

      Drafting contracts to meet the needs of your client requires careful consideration of many issues, including unfair contract terms. In this session, discover which terms are likely to be considered unfair and learn the key drafting strategies you can use to avoid them. You can also review example clauses and consider the case of Moore v Scenic Tours Pty Ltd.

      Speaker: Rosannah Healy, Partner, Allens

    • 3:15 PM Practical Hints for Conducting Misleading and Deceptive Conduct Claims

      Have you ever had a client facing a misleading and deceptive conduct claim? Or advised a client defending one? These provisions often come up in litigious matters. It’s important to know how these provisions work and what you can do to put your client in the best possible position.

      This session examines various provisions and how you can best plead contraventions, with examples of the kinds of cases in which it may be appropriate to plead these provisions and recent cases including the case of AOC and Telstra.

    • 4:15 PM Close

Further Details

  • Full Description

    Are you prepared for consumer law practice in 2018? This informative half day conference will allow you to start the new year with a toolkit of information and practical strategies to benefit your practice while earning your CPD units.

    Hear from our expert presenters, including James Somerville of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on the interaction between practitioners and the ACCC and how you can obtain the best outcomes for your clients.

    You will also learn how to avoid unfair contract terms when drafting contracts and how unfair consumer provisions work in litigation.   

  • Presenters

    James Somerville, Principal Lawyer, Legal & Economic Division Competition & Consumer Law Unit, Mergers & Authorisation Law Unit, Australian Competition & Consumer Commission

    Robert Walker, Partner, Allens

    Rosannah Healy, Partner, Allens Dr Philip Bender, Victorian Bar

  • Learning Outcomes

    In this session, you will:

    • discover the interaction between practitioners and the ACCC when dealing with enforcement matters and how to advise your clients in this area
    • understand unfair contract terms and learn key drafting strategies to avoid them
    • learn how unfair consumer provisions work in litigation and how to best plead contraventions
    • obtain recent case law updates